YOUTH CENTER

CSC has come a long way in providing the growing population of Chinatown Youths with programs that guide them towards positive endeavors and further them in their development as confident and contributing adults. In August of 2001, CSC formally opened a Youth Center facility across the street from our main offices, in order to give youth a place of their own. This comprehensive Youth Center is a place where youth can come to develop leadership skills, enrich themselves educationally, and empower themselves economically and politically in order to improve their own community. The Youth Center also provides a much-needed space in Chinatown for youth to hold weekly social events, as there was no such venue in Chinatown for youth to gather at prior to this.

The CSC Youth Center provides an array of workshops and activities. They center mainly on preparing our community’s youth both for higher education, for entering the workforce and for community involvement. Current CSC Youth Center programs include:

  • Academic Mentoring – Youths get assistance on schoolwork and have computer access to research for their paper, to assit them to be successful in school and prevent them falling behind and end up dropping out of school. 

  • Volunteer Opportunities – Youths participate in different local community events, such as sorting food at a regional food bank, cleaning the beach, to assist them to gain service learning experience.

  • Pre-employment Workshops – Youths learn required skills necessary in obtaining and keeping a job including resume writing, interviewing skills, career planning, and working with employer expectations.

  • College Preparation – Provide workshops to help youths write personal statements for college, understands the recruitment process, prepare their applications and receive assistance with financial aid.

  • Leadership Development @ Los Angeles Chinatown Youth Council (LACYC) – Youths take an active role in determining the guidelines for the Youth Center, and in planning and hosting social and recreational events; planning education and pre-employment workshops.

  • Projects such as:

  • (1). Bridging the Gap which enables local youth to learn about and appreciate the major Chinese and Latino cultures in the area. The goal is to have our youth to reach out to Latino youth and promote working together.

  • (2). Student producers of and with the KCET Departures: Chinatown interactive documentary series, learning how to use multimedia tools for self exploration.

Volunteer Services

 

Golden Dragon Parade 2017

 

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2016 Rose Parade Float Decoration

 

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Thank you so much for Dwight Stuart Youth Fund’s contribution to Chinatown Service Center Youth Center. The funds will give opportunities for youths in the Chinatown and its neighboring community to prepare them for the workforce. The youth center will be able to provide work- readiness workshops and internships for youths in the program and aspire youths for higher standard living and education. Through the program, youths will have a healthy outlook in life and succeed academically and professionally through our mentorship.

 

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We are so grateful to continue get support from Bank of America in donation of $15,000 in 2016. This supporting fund will enable CSC to provide a holistic interdisciplinary program that focuses on guidance towards concrete accomplishments such as high school graduation, post-secondary vocational and education enrollment, and employment readiness.

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Winners of FENB's Scholarship 2016

Mr. Norman Cerswell (First Vice President & CRA Officer of Far East National Bank, photo on left) presents the 2016 FENB's Scholarships for CSC youths (Tiffany Yu, Sandy Situ and Janny Huang, from left 2 to middle) college education, Ms. Vicky Wong (Youth Center's Program Director) and Mr. Peter Ng (CSC's CEO) photo on right)

The Blue Car Project is a 5 days workshops sponsored by the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association for High School Students. Youth learned the basics of trial advocacy while developing their public speaking skills. The topics include: Opening Statements, Direct and Cross Examinations, and Closing Statements with a mock trial on the last day involved all the Youth.

Special thanks to Diana Kwok Kruckmeyer, the planner and organizer for the project. Also thank you to the following lawyers participating in the project: Chris Leong, Kenneth Fong, Kenneth Chiu, Melissa Lyons, Jason Liang, John Ly, Eric D. Chan, Wendy T. Wu, Felix Woo, Jane Yang and Albert Alikin.

 

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We are thankful for First Republic Bank generous donation support of $5,000. This fund will help to provide tutoring and mentoring to youth that are under performing in school. The goal is to help youth to eliminate and avoid F's and U's and maintain and even improve grade point average, work habits and behaviors.

 

 

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Thank you to Wells Fargo Bank and Southern California Edison International continue funding CSC Youth Center’s Academic Mentoring Program within this fiscal year. The funds allowed us to help students take a step closer to building a firm foundation of success in school. Our participants were able to improve their grades by more than one letter grade in at least two of their subjects. Their classroom behavior improved significantly as well; cooperation and work habits increased from “unsatisfactory” to “satisfactory” or “excellent.

Youth Center Video

WORK READINESS PROGRAM

February to april 2017
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success story

by YANQING LEI

Yanqing immigrated to LA in 2013 and she is a sophomore in Downtown Magnet High School.

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Come support the Chinatown Youth Center by buying some delicious pizzas! The fundraiser is held by CSULA students who partnered up with CSC Youth Center to help raise money for the program. The program is highly in need of funds, and could use your help! The program consists of the following: 

  • Academic Mentoring

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Work Readiness Workshops

  • College Preparations

  • Leadership Skills Development (LACYC)

Bring your friends! 

** Please present the flyer on your phone, or print it out prior to paying.
** Flyer will be posted as a comment.
Thank you for supporting CSC Youth Center!

CONTACT US

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Social Services, Youth Center, Small Business Chinatown Main Office

767 N. Hill Street,

Suite 400,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone. 213-808-1700

Fax. 213-680-0787

Social Services Monterey Park Office

112 N. Chandler Avenue,

Suite 105,

Monterey Park, CA 91754

Phone. 626-293-8733

Fax. 626-293-8308

Monterey Park Dental Clinic

850 S. Atlantic Blvd,

Suite 303,

Monterey Park, CA 91754

Phone. 626-773-3385

Fax. 626-773-3387

Community Health Center Chinatown Main Office

767 N. Hill Street,

Suite 200,

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone. 213-808-1792

Fax. 213-680-9427

Community Health Center San Gabriel Valley Medical Clinic

320 S. Garfield Ave,

Suite 118,

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone. 626-773-3388

Fax. 626-773-3389

Community Health Center San Gabriel Valley Dental Clinic

320 S. Garfield Ave,

Suite 126,

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone. 626-678-9788

Fax. 626-678-9786

Community Health Center San Gabriel Valley Behavioral Health Division

320 S. Garfield Ave,

Suite 202,

Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone. 213-808-1720

Fax. 626-988-5157